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Patricia Churchland and Anne Churchland

University of California, San Diego and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

March 27, 2011
57 minutes
Patricia Churchland, Anne Churchland


Roger Bingham sits down with Patricia and Anne Churchland to discuss Anne's research on the neuroscience of decision making and Patricia's new book, Braintrust. 

For more of Patricia Churchland discussing Braintrust and her discussions on TSN over the years, click here.

Patricia Smith Churchland is a Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Her research focuses on the interface between neuroscience and philosophy. Her books include “Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy,” ”Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain” and “On the Contrary: Critical Essays 1987-1997,” with husband Paul M. Churchland. Her newest book, “Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality,” has just come out.

Anne Churchland is an Assistant Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Her lab at Cold Spring Harbor studies the neural machinery underlying decision-making, particularly those decisions in require accumulation of evidence over some time.


Books by Patricia Churchland:

Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain